Towards Post-Native-Speakerism

Dynamics and Shifts

  • Stephanie Ann Houghton
  • Kayoko Hashimoto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Individual Teacher-Researcher Narratives Related to Workplace Experience and Language-Based Inclusion/Exclusion

  3. Japanese Native-Speakerism in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language

  4. Post-Native-Speakerism: Multilingual Perspectives and Globalisation

  5. Post-Native-Speakerism in English Language Education

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 259-261

About this book


This book probes for a post-native-speakerist future. It explores the nature of (English and Japanese) native-speakerism in the Japanese context, and possible grounds on which language teachers could be employed if native-speakerism is rejected (i.e., what are the language teachers of the future expected to do, and be, in practice?). It reveals the problems presented by the native-speaker model in foreign language education by exploring individual teacher-researcher narratives related to workplace experience and language-based inclusion/exclusion, as well as Japanese native-speakerism in the teaching of Japanese as a foreign language. It then seeks solutions to the problems by examining the concept of post-native-speakerism in relation to multilingual perspectives and globalisation generally, with a specific focus on education.


English as a Foreign Language English as a Lingua Franca multilingualism native-speakerism post-native-speakerist pedagogy the native-speaker criterion

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephanie Ann Houghton
    • 1
  • Kayoko Hashimoto
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Art and Regional DesignSaga UniversitySagaJapan
  2. 2.School of Languages and CulturesUniversity of QueenslandSt LuciaAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-7160-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-7162-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2520-1735
  • Series Online ISSN 2520-1743
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